US, Cuba & extradition

For more than 30 years, Ishmael Muslim Ali has lived a relatively full and unremarkable life in Cuba: this may seem quite an unpredictable story for an international fugitive. However, recently, US President Trump announced a partial halt to relations with Cuba unless certain requests were satisfied. Handing over Mr. Ali, who […]

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Former Nazi camp guard deported from US to Germany

Jakiw Palij, a 95-year-old former Nazi concentration camp guard has been deported to Gemany from the US after years of diplomatic debates over his status. Mr. Palij is accused of having illegally gained entry to the US almost 70 years ago, falsely claiming he was a Polish farmer. Almost 20 […]

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Hamdi Akin İpek: Turkish extradition request is rejected by UK

The UK Judge John Zani rejected an extradition request issued by Turkey for Hamdi Akin İpek and three other Turkish nationals. The judge reasoned his decision as the request was “politically motivated”, and also on the grounds that extraditing would lead to a real risk of breaches of Article III of […]

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Italy-UAE: new extradition treaty

The new judicial assistance treaty between Italy and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) approved by the Senate on October 3, 2018, will allow Italy to ask for the extradition of ”at least nine people wanted by the Italian judiciary” on charges including mafia association, money laundering, drug trafficking and tax […]

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